Jul 7, 2016

Dates Puree for Babies - Natural Sweetner for Babies



Dates is a super food for babies. But you cannot give it whole since it might be hard sometimes. This puree is a brilliant way to include dates in your babies diet. All you have to do is add a spoonful of this puree in your baby food, mix it up and feed your baby.

Ideas for using this puree:

1)You can mix this in fruit purees which you make.,
2)Adding this to purees.
3)For older babies, you can give 1 spoon of this puree daily.
4)Use this in milkshakes to sweeten it.

How to introduce solid food to your baby:

Read this

How to sterilize baby feeding bowls: 

Start by sterilizing the bowls and spoons which you are going to feed your baby. Take the bowl and spoon in a large saucepan, cover it with water and bring them to a boil. Boil it rapidly for 5 mins. Now you can turn the heat off and leave them stay in the hot water till use. 

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 25 mins
Makes: 1 cup


Dates - 15 to 20 deseeded
Water - 1 cup


Take dates and water in a sauce pan. Bring it to a boil, simmer for 10 mins till it is cooked.

Now cool this and take it in a blender. Puree till smooth. Pass this through a strainer.

Now put this back on heat and cook till it thickens. 

Cool this mixture down. Store it in a air tight container for a week or more in fridge.

You can use this to sweeten your baby foods.

Use food quality dates

deseed dates and take them in a sauce pan

add water

put it on heat and bring it to a boil

cook for 10 mins till dates soften

now it is done

take it in a blender

puree till smooth

now strain this

this is pure dates pulp

put it back on heat

boil till it gets thick


cool it down, store it in a clean jar in fridge for a week.
You can use this to sweeten your babies food.


  1. hi mam all ur recipes are awesome tried many recipe all came out good.dates syrup mixed with milk cause any side effects

  2. Hi aarthi thanks for ur wonderful recipes...I started cooking seeing ur blogs..pictorial explanation..helps me a lot..n baby food really awesome I never gav cerlac kind of products...oly homemade....my paediatrician recommended ur site..from that day til now usin this site...love ur recipes...

  3. Hello mam my baby is 6 months old. I tried ur apple puree recipe. As it tastes little sour she doesn't eat much. Shall I add this dates syrup in it? Thanks in advance


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